Pessoa in Pessoa
Marco Martins


Marco Martins


Gonçalo M. Tavares and Vítor Roriz

Who is next to Pessoa. Observe, analyze and detour.

“Observing Fernando Pessoa’s work stepping backwards as a starting-point. Then, from that withdrawn position, think on the liaisons. What is next to, around, underneath.
Pessoa and identity. Connecting point to many authors. Pirandello and schizophrenia, Barthes and the boat, Deleuze and the horse, Thomas Mann and the heads.
The thought and language of Pessoa. How does one think.
The diversity of private languages.
Start at Pessoa’s writings and end with the rest.”

Gonçalo M. Tavares

Technical sheet

This show was part of the Fernando Pessoa – Stage Readings, a cycle coordinated by Helena Vasconcelos

based on Fernando Pessoa

director, set and lighting designer Marco Martins

cast Gonçalo M. Tavares (teacher) and Vítor Roriz (actor)

sound designer PZ Pimenta

photographer Ana Gaiaz and Márcia Lessa

project Arena Ensemble

production director Narcisa Costa

Arena Ensemble’s managing director Marta Delgado Martins

co-production Arena Ensemble and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

rating 6+

first performed 22nd April 2012, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon